Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Chapter 1 Denver
1. How did Denver's encounter with the white woman with a flat tire impact his life?
2. When Denver was changing the white woman's tire in Chapter 1: Denver, why did he stand up to let the white boys know he is there?
3. Describe how the three white boys nearly killed Denver in Chapter 1: Denver.
4. Explain the conflict over white women between the "good ole' boys" and black men during the time that Denver was growing up in Louisiana.
5. Why did Denver work...
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